Exploring Archaeology in Italy

Jun | 29

Each summer, students opt to explore archaeology in Italy through the Umbra Institute's Summer Archaeology Field School. The program is unique in how it blends in-class learning with field experience and the exploration of sites across Italy.    About the... Read More
Umbra’s Didactic Garden: Local Partnerships Bring Italian students, Umbra’s Interns and Refugees to Orto Sole

Jun | 27

Umbra’s Didactic Garden project is a core element of Umbra's Food, Sustainability and Environment program. The project keeps evolving and involving new partnerships and community actors: Italian students from the local university's Department of Agriculture, refugees and migrants from Tamat, and... Read More
Hosting the 5th Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference – “Food Movements – Moving Food”

Jun | 13

From June 9th to June 12th, 2022, the International Biennial Perugia Food & Sustainability Studies Conference: Food Movements – Moving Food, organized by The Umbra Institute in collaboration with its partners (Università di Perugia, Università per Stranieri, Arcadia University, Ohio Wesleyan University) hosted... Read More
Summer Semester 2022 is ON!

May | 23

Our Summer Semester 2022 has begun this weekend with the arrival of students in Perugia and a 2-day orientation session. Classes have finally started today, Monday May 23rd, and the Umbra staff is genuinely so happy to see crowded classes... Read More
Tim’s Guide to Perugia Nightlife

May | 06

Written by Umbra Rep Timothy Ringie, University of Massachusetts - Amherst  I’ve always had a pretty strong idea of what I wanted my study abroad experience to look like. I knew that I wanted an experience other than one in... Read More
What to Pack for Studying Abroad in Italy!

May | 05

Before leaving to study abroad, you'll definitely wonder how you’ll live with only the contents of a suitcase. The Umbra Institute provides the following suggestions to help you pack the essentials and leave the extra items at home -- you... Read More

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